View Full Version : DF child parent BIG QUESTION!!!!
May 20th, 2005, 06:21 AM
heya there guys. i have questuion thats been killing me fron some time and i only got very very complex answer. and i dont think its that dificult. i trying to do some kind of toon animation in DF.
i have the character all in peaces shoes. legs. hands. head etc so i can rotate some peace and the one below fallow it. you know standat child parent stuff in any 3d software. is it posible to do it in DF
May 20th, 2005, 04:42 PM
The short answer: no, it's not possible. Although (and that's the long answer) almost anything is possible in DF. But i think it would take a lot of thinking and building expressions and linking stuff to each other, something I could never pull off, unfortunately.
May 21st, 2005, 03:43 AM
i`n kinda vary new to DF. thought i already use shake. and have scripting an some programing knowledge i was thinking in building a script that allow this. thought i`n not sure how . i`n digging into it right now. checking the dfscript manual ^^ but if anyone could troguth some more light it would be real nice
hmm i gonna take a look at expression es-diar. but if script works like in shake it would be nice to have a node doing the work instead of having to make expression
May 31st, 2005, 01:07 PM
This is possible in DF, however the work involved sometimes outweighs the decision to stay in DF. I had to create a "rig" to animate a cheetah's leg that was too fast, and needed to be slowed down.
I can't recall all the math from the top of my head, but it was fairly complex just to get a 3 or 4 joint chain to work. Not being a math major doesn't help much either. I'll see if I can try something at home later in the week, and get something posted.
In the meantime, wait for FU5, or do it in combustion ;)